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for reelection and into 2016. another law allows a parent do it freeze credit reports to protect their children from identity theft. advocates to push for it helps the law will protect foster children who they say are especially vulnerable. for more information, go to wbaltv.com. one of the state's most ofly contest a loss -- most holty contest allows went into affect. gay marriage became legal. a lot of couples lined up to tie the knot. bells rang in the new year everytwhere. said michael, the archangel catholic church, celebrated its first same-sex couple wedding ceremony. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be here celebrating with us if you were walking the earth today. i do not look at it as a religious issue. i look at it as a ♪ civil rights issuea il rights issue. >> amanda and her partner exchanged wedding vows. they included four foster children they plan to adopt. >> it is the best day of our lives. we finally get to be part of marriage. >> they rode their wedding vows. their first give to each other, a single rose, symbolizing love, respect, and caring. exchanged rings. arch
's not done yet, he's okay. and new controversial immigration gun law coming up. can the mexican government have a say how the u.s. deals with illegal immigration? we'll talk to arizona attorney general tom thorn, he weighs in on the ongoing legal battle. >> jamie: plus, a defiant act against president obama's health care law. an update on the u.s. company facing millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply. >> kelly: and taking a stand in the wake of the tragic school shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary. what some teachers are doing to make their classrooms safer. >> i think that a lot of people have a fear of guns and of what they can do, but i think also that maybe they're not quite educated, that sometimes the only thing we'll talk about is a good guy with a gun. >> and welcome back, everyone, we're following a major challenge to the president's health care law, the arts and crafts chain hobby lobby now saying it will not pro he vied workers with health plans that cover the morning after pill. even though the new health care law requires it. this, after the supreme court
we'll soon be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other lore lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally lly hopes for hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? be governed by sharia law, have for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected gu
you want. >> reporter: her calendar likely booked as couples line up to take advantage of the new law. this couple drove up from south carolina to get married on this special night. they're part of maryland's history, although their union won't be honored at home. >> our paperwork will not be recognized from the state level but it doesn't mean less to us. >> reporter: the significance is still there for these couples. but they want more than symbolism. bill wants quality thy across the board. >> a lot of the states that have not embraced it, so we still have a long way to go. >> reporter: they made such last-minute plans that they didn't have a chance to make honeymoon plans. >>> wow, same-sex marriage may be a law that's making history. it's not the only legal change. a handful of other laws took effect. vet vance having their status on their driver's license and parents can freeze their child's credit anytime they want. >>> think they have a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff, think again. representatives in the house appear to be against the bill that passed by a wide margin in the
and the treasury department will take extraordinary measures authorized by law. that will create head room under the debt limit. under normal circumstances circs that amount head room would last two months. but it's difficult to predict how long the money will last. where does the money come from? they will raise retirement fund and there is a slush fund from the exchange raid. >> the bigger problem is getting borrowing under control. it puts the nation at risk immediately for a crit downgrade but it means higher taxes and lower standard of living for future generations. doug? >> doug: the stocks fell. the dow lost 18. s&p 500 gave back two. nasdaq down four. >> doug: president george h.w. bush is at a hospital after having a stubborn fever. >> joe biden on hand to swear in brian shot as the hawaii newest senator. he was selected to fill the vacancy. >>> after the attack on benghazi there was widespread speculation some would lose their job after the security failure but it has nod happened. and john kerry's nomination as secretary of state could hang in the balance. peter doocy has the pieces t
what may have caused the crash or if alcohol may have been involved. >>> and law enforcement agencies were really everywhere during the night, cracking down, looking out for drunk drivers. dui checkpoints were set ulall over the bay area and chp officers were patrolling those highways. yesterday, the chp said the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year. but new numbers for this year's crackdown may be released sometime today. >>> all right. 7:04. we want to check in again with tara. more about the accident in the south bay. >> one in mountain view, the one in the campbell area. 101 northbound at moveit boulevard is the first one -- move fet boulevard is the -- moffitt boulevard. this is a spinout accident. and kest campbell, it's a two- car crash. one lane is blocked. on the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving along, on the right side westbound as you drive to foster city. no problems. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's clear sailing into san francisco this morning. 7:04. here's steve. >>> thank you, tara. >>> well, a little system, most of you probably missed it. but it
in washington d.c. this very busy holiday on capitol hill. >>> more than 50 laws go into effect and they protect facebook users and homeowners. >>> and many will get paychecks in this new year, it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, happy new year's, happy new year's. good morning, i am dave clark, january 1st, 2013. >> and let's begin with a look at weather and traffic, it is definitely chilly out there, steve. >> temperatures are 30s for most but we have a system producing mostly partly cloudy skies and it is spinning going over the mother load and it might give us a few showers and 50s on the temperatures and it is a cold night, here is tara. >>> here is a look at the east shore freeway, traffic is moving along nicely on the mcarthur maze and on the right- hand side along berkeley, traffic is also looking good. coming up, we will tell you about metered parking in san francisco, let's head back to the desk. >>> thousands celebrated at the annual fireworks show at san fran
the senate's bill. >> i will sign the law that lays the taxes on the final 2% of the americans and preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the country into recession. >> reporter: house republicans didn't want to raise taxes without cuts in government spending. >> there's no spending cuts. we are adding 4 billion dollars to the debt and we feel like that the senate bill failed miserablely. >> reporter: house republicans decided not to drag out the fight any longer and risk potentially taking the blame for massive tax hikes on every american worker. >> what's the alternative? allow 4 trillion dollars worth of tax hikes to hit the american people market uncertain? >> reporter: the bill shields people earning less than 400,000 a year from tax increases and extends unemployment benefits for 2 million people. what it doesn't do however is raise the so-called debt ceiling and two months the government will reach the limit on borrowing unless congress acts. not to mention the bill delays large cuts to the pentagon and other government programs. so in march we may see another round of
. they still have to weigh in on this before the bill becomes law. senate leaders from both parties said inaction, though, is not an option. >> i hope the new year will bring a new willingness on the part of the house republicans to join democrats in the difficult but rewarding work of government. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone, but we all knew that if we did nothing, they'd be going up on everyone today. >> luke russert is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. happy new year to you, my friend. >> reporter: happy new year to you, chris. you're certainly chirpy this morning. 5-hour energy going strong. >> i've never had so much coffee in a single two-hour period in my life. all right, it's been an exhausting 24 hours. weren't we just talking a few hours ago? bring us up to speed. where are we now? what happens next? >> reporter: well, we did pass the bill just a few hours ago in the early mornings of january 1st, and within that bill, take a look at what americans are waking up to today on the first day of 2013. if you make $400,000 or below or $450,000 or below as a cou
be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other low lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally my hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected guest on "hardball" and has been in the house since 1976. he's the dean of the massachusetts delegation, and he has the best values of anybody i know in politics. if he gets the democratic nomination for the senate, he could wind up running against scott brown who won the seat in 2010, then lost it last month. the special election is likely to take place this june. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." when john boehner failed to bring his so-called plan "b" to a vote last week because he didn't have enough republican support to pass it, the speaker abdicated his rol
. if this bill becomes law, it will be the third budget bill in a row passed since we took over leadership in january, 2011, a big change from the previous six years when we only passed one budget bill. this was an open bipartisan process where we reached agreement on issues that will make this country safer and intelligence processes more efficient. we know we're facing tough economic times. this budget is slightly below the enacted levels of f.y. 2012. we made cuts where appropriate, eliminated redundancies and push programs to come in on time and on budget. people ask me what keeps me up at night? besides spicy food, i say weapons of mass destruction and a catastrophic cyberattack that shuts down our banking systems, water supplies, power grids or worse. this bill continues a substantial investment in cybersecurity that must be made to keep up with the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow. we also believe we must protect privacy and civil liberties when it comes to cybersecurity. another priority is space. the bill promotes the commercial space industry by enhancing the government's use o
at that time. >> law makers have to worry about the debt ceiling they have to keep in mind. today, the u.s. will reach the legal borrowing limit of 16.# trillion dollars. the treasury department is take measures to buy time until the end of february but after that they will not be able to pay off all the country's bills in the full on time. congress must vote to raise the debt ceiling setting the stage for another showdown coming on capitol hill. >>> couples have been waiting a lifetime for the day and today same sex couples can legally marry in the state of maryland. it was approved by voters back in november. and this morning, sherrie johnson is live at city hall where some couples have come out to tie the knot and they did it after the stroke of midnight. >> reporter: a big day here. we are in front of city hall war number of people 7 couples to be exact tied the knot here at city hall in downtown baltimore a landmark day for maryland. baltimore city mayor stephanie rawlings blake actually hosted some of the first marriages for same sex couples in the state of maryland. she actually p
>> and i have the right to petition the courts if the don't agree with a law. we are not going to all agree with every law that is passed. i don't agree with the laws that restrict contraception use now being put forth in different states around the country. i feel like those infringe on my rights as well. >> nothing infringes on your rights. >> you don't have to work at hobby lobby. economicception is an check issue for many women. >> this is about forcing the employer to give it to you for free. >> happy new. >> sean: and we continue to monitor here on the fox news channel america on the brink. the latest on the fiscal cliff. let not your heart be troubled. that is all the time we have left but greta is standing by >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else i'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what i want done. >> as the country moves closer to going over the fiscal cliff, the partisan rhetoric reaches new lows. can washington hammer out a deal before it's too late. the american people should be outrage
run in 2016. the factor investigates. >> america can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time. >> former president george w. bush is back arguing for a new way forward for republicans. is the g.o.p. finally ready tomorrow brace their former leader? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, and the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi everyone i i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. back-to-work. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. yesterday the obama administration announced that the president would cut short his hawaiian holiday to make one more attempt to work out a deal to overt the so-called fiscal cliff. in unison, his pals in the news media repeated this white house talking point. >> president obama cutting short his vacation in hawaii, heading back now to washington. that will happen tonight to work on the fiscal cliff deal. >> the looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas vacation. he is leaving
you. >> bret: you heard the phrase "fiscal cliff." then bill and law accompany the overused phrase fiscal cliff. some out the it as win, politically for taxpayers. the reality, according to both sides is really more of a mixed bag. president obama -- >> president obama campaigned on strengthening middle class. >> nonpartisan tax policy center estimate 77% of the american households wind l end up paying higher federal taxes because the 2% payroll tax holiday is not part of the package. impacts every worker. even before the revelation, the legislation was unpopular with the house republicans and the speaker did not make the final pitch. that was left to the house ways and means chairman. >> making the tax cut permanent we are one step closer to comprehensive tax reform to strengthen the economy and create more and higher paycheck for american workers. >> many conservatives didn't like the package because it includes $6 # 0 billion in new tax hike with $15 billion in spending cuts. so the key to pass it was $172 of the votes in favor from the houseteam delivered by whip steny hoyer. >
marriage licenses in the free state for about three weeks but the new law didn't go into effect until the strike of midnight in the new year. dozens of same-sex weddings are scheduled for today including some at city hall in baltimore and a mass wedding event at the black walnut point inn on tillman island. >>> maryland is also banning arsenic in chicken feed and allowing parents to freeze their child appear credit in an effort to prevent identity theft. in virginia, it will be harder for state and local governments to take property in the name of eminent domain. and insurance agents will now have to perform property owners if their policy excludes coverage for earthquake damage. >>> let's talk football. the redskins are still the talk of the town. >> the excitement over their first division tight until 13 years is overwhelming. tickets for sunday's game are all sold out through there are always ticket agencies like stub hub but you better be prepared to shell out big bucks. standing room only seats are selling for $150. apparel stores say the new division champ shirts are expected to
year, new laws. we have a run you of the big changes and they all start tomorrow morning. >> plus a democratic rescue turns to chaos. how nearly a dozen people got trapped in an icy lake. >> and the market opened up about 10 minutes ago. a light day of trading. we have a mixed bag with the early numbers. coming up we'll talk all things money with ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. stay right there. ,, ,,,, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. mountains of los angeles county... this is cell phone >>> check out, it's a daring rescue n
with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing t
gun laws, in colorado, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks that are required for gun buyers. they are going to ask law makes for half a million dollars to speed up the process which used to take about half an hour and now takes about a week. process is free which has one lawmaker suggesting that those that want gun pay for it themselves. telling the denver post, quote, anyone else whether a teacher or law enforcement officer anyone needing a background check needs to pay for it. meantime, her it's already legal to carry a gun a record number of educators attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are teachers, all school employees for their application and permit to carry a firearm. in utah they have the advantage of beings able to carry one in schools. we do not restrict law abiding with a permit of carrying one in a school. >> hawaii, new hampshire and oregon allow them to carry one on campus. arizona and washington state looking into the proposal. it will face stiff resistance from gun control advoca
killings, but he says he needs more help from the community. >> law enforcement is not going to solve the gang problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to solve the gun problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to fix the educational system or the poverty rate or any of those other things. >> get close to home now, starting to get late, boys. >> reporter: one thing we noticed was the amount of children on the streets after dark. >> you guys about to go in the house, right? we got to get them home where the parents can help us a lot. >> we need the parents to step up a little bit more and take ownership sincerely of their children and raise them a little bit better. >> stay here. >> reporter: at one point they pull over two men driving a car with illegal tailpipes. >> you got a license. >> they approach with caution and end up being clean, no tattoos, just two young men out trying to have a good time. the men may feel like they're being harassed. leo and jose it's a part of the job. >> overall, we do a good job as a police department and our numbers although they might h
arrested. with cooperation of law enforcement agencies from santa clara county, oakland and all involved. neighbors say news has been comfortinging. >> it speaks to more of the safety of the neighborhood that. is why i feel good about it. it wasn't a, just a random act of violence. >> they found the people, were relieved and happy bit z everyone is sleeping with both eyes closed now. >> investigators have not released a cause of death nl nlt-sh-in the nurd year a new year's eve warning from patrol. drivers need to be aware of black ice, being blamed for this accident on petaluma boulevard. a driver patrol he lost control of the pickup truck around 7:45 this morning. the truck overturned after veering into an enbankment. black ice being blamed for an accident on san pablo dam road. the car slid off the road, tumbling about 60 feet down a hillside. we're glad toll you norr"; one s injured. >> and cold everybody keeps talking about. is it going to get colder? >> let's find out. spencer chris chen is here with the accu-weather forecast. >> it's9Ñ!4 going to get cold. not as cold as this mo
're going to show you damage. >> new year, meaning new laws. we'll highlight some of the more unusual one autos awhen there is a done deal in washington, d.c., most americans will see paychecks shrink with the new year i'm laura anthony and will have a live report. >> one couple's fitness goal that may inspire us to >>> much of the emphasis in washington, d.c. has been on income levels and which groups will pay more to the irs this year. >> there are another sets of taxes everybody is going see unless there is a last minute change in negotiation autos abc 7 news joins us live from walnut creek with that part of the story. laura? >> this production in payroll taxes passed in 2010 as a temporary measure to stimulate the economy. it's now expired and amid last minute negotiations there seems to be little interest in reviving something that affects nearly everybody. >> everybody going to see more taxes. it's reality of it. you know? a louie is none too pleased about the impact a new year will likely have on the paycheck. >> it's extra money, you know? it's not going to end up in the pocketkry
. >> the new year brings the new light bulb laws. starting tomorrow, companies cannot make or import the 75-watt incandescent light bulb in the u.s. retailers can still sell remaining stock in the stores. traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs will go away in 2014. you can buy incandescent or led bulbs. how many times did i have to say bulbs in that? >> no kidding, right. a continuing twister for you. >>> ahead, video you have to see to believe. celebrating the redskins and he wasn't on the field. may have taken place in his living room. it's pretty awesome. >>> we've got reaction from the players too on their first division title this century. >>> why speed cameras could be up for debate in maryland. >> your weather and >>> there he goes. morris to the end zone! >> hail to the division champion redskins. in one night, redskins win their seventh straight, feel a home playoff game and send the cowboys packing. reaction from the team's stars ahead. >>> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> plus, fiscal cliffhanger to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts down
that is raised routinely over the last 50 years and something in the law and doesn't save us or spending more money it just shuts the government down . risks the full faith and credit of the united states it is it about recognizing the debts that we incur and shouldn't be part of a extorsionist process. >> congressman you want the last word. >> the debt limit is part of our lecherage and not extortion. but making sure we live in our means and address the problem of spending. >> thank you for joining us today. we appreciate your sight. >> happy new year. >> and the united nations's envoy to syria warns that the civil war could meanos for the entire region. >> they met in moscow today and the talks don't seem to have prused much progress. >> they are concerned about the number. i recaller this week. bashar assad . the only hope for a solution is through the political talks. he and the russian foreign prime minister is ruling in syria untillet election takes place. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to be back in the office next week. and she fainted and hit her head after being dehi
law., ndrew joining me now is andrew boston. he's the author of the new book "sharia versusor freedom."shar the legacy of islamict to hav totalitarianism.ith it is great to have you with us. we appreciate it. let's start with the idea that w sharia law, a lot of people dismiss it as a cultural aspects of islamic life. it poses no threat to americans. what are your thoughts? >> sharia law is foundational in islamic society. mand but i it is also an entire political runsm, and here's where it afoul of modern human rights .ightsts unlike the bill of rights. includes a timeless war doctrine. als the doctrine of jihad. it also rejects basic humandom freedoms by freedom ofof conscience a freedom of speech, and it imposes discriminatory legal rgulations against non-muslim minoritiesin and women. it also includes dehumanizing punishments like lashing for alcohol consumption, stoni tolau death for adultery andn mutilating punishments as well. lou: is it your view that theren is no way in which american culture can accommodate sharia within a multicultural society? part of which ould be the mus
began to question whether or not the law that was passed by washington intawrk bun wig example where law were constitutional. it habit come up since the 1930s. >> the november 2012 elections. >> i don't want to talk about 2012. i'm tired of twelve. let's talk about the future. 2012 wasn't very good for us. we have to figure out a way to appeal to a bigger e lek trait. >> are you running for president? >> that's classified. yant -- your clearance is not high enough to hear that. >> i want to be part of the national debate but it's too early for that. >> "government bullies." >>> you're watching booktv, now william exams how bill and hiking's personal relationship has affected their political lives. he recounts the couple's often tun lent marriage and how each assisted in the other career's gains. it's about an hour. [applause] >> good even, everybody. thank you all for being here. i'm the director of the kansas city public library. it's a great pleasure to have you here and have william chafe here to talk about his excellent new book, the book that boston globe called a reflective, ranchy
agricultural law goes back into place, 1949 law, which basically means the federal government will go back in the business of strongly supporting the dairy industry by raising the price support, if you will, or support for dairy products to $38 a hundred weight. that's almost double what the price of milk is today. >> that price could even be $7 or more for a gallon of milk. the current national average is about $3.65. chris galen, he is the vice president of communications for the national milk producers federation. he says a price hike is also going to hurt the dairy farmers. he's joining us on the phone to tell us why. chris, good to have you here. first of all, explain to us how is it that the farmers themselves could be hurt as well if you don't have this farm bill extended. >> what we're asking congress to do, suzanne, is actually pass a new farm bill, as you mentioned, because that's going to provide dairy farmers a better safety net than what they've had in the past few years. 2012 was a really rough year for dairy farmers. they're really hurting now. we don't want to go back to th
laws allowing teachers to have guns. this week they were holding training for teachers as they have for ten years, but this year it's ten times as popular, say some of the is instructors. joining also some clark oposian, whose group put on the education, and dennis vac rockle p what are teachers telling you? >> they've had an emipiphany of sorts. the only training so far has lock the doors and hide behind the desk. we need to give them another option. we had about 200 teachers, other school employees as well. >> you've down this a long time. what percentage after the training end up getting guns. >> some of them already have firearms. i don't know, but the majority of those that i still communicate with, they have their firearms and carrying in schools. >> listen to one teacher that went through the training. >> now, especially, i'm thinking this would be a great opportunity to probably the children, protect the classroom and the teachers if that opportunity arose. that's the reason i'm here. >> what's the reaction to that. they fair carrying concealed weapons inside schools. >> wel
families who signed up to adopt. this new law was named after a russian baby that died in the custody of his american adoptive parents. he was neglected. but it is really believe that the reason for this law was another law that was just passed in washington, so it is a response to the american law punishes human rights violators in russia. it was sparked by the death of a russian lawyer who died died in jail investigating a fraud case at the request of americans in russia. it singles out dozens of russians that police believe are connected to that case. they can't travel to the united states and their assets are frozen. russia has been defiant in this case. it is even launching a posthumous price for the new law and russian voices speaking of saying it's not fair to penalize children. having adopted 60,000 over last two decades, and as you mentioned, there are several dozen cases right now that are pending. several dozen russian children who are in the final stages of this adoption process. those who should be coming to the united states very soon. it is not clear what's going to hap
under federal law to notify the legislative branch that, fact, they are going to come up against the deadline, precisely why it is -- >> uses the phrase default. we are not going -- the u.s. government isn't going pay its debts. we are going to be like greece. that was -- everybody -- both sides, by the way, republicans and democrats, both used the phrase default. you know perfectly well how it works in the government. you can make choices. >> i hate to break the news to you but -- i don't think anyone other than watching cnbc anyone actually cares and nobody believes the federal government will not pay social security or other debts. >> are you kidding me? i think they do. that's what they start with. right? start with the social security checks aren't going to go out. then -- what do people do, call their congressmen? the elderly get frightened. they think they won't have their weekly paychecks. >> this would not be the first time anyone from the executive branch tried to scare senior sit sense what do we do? we are going over the cliff. do you think we are going over cliff? >>
but windy. a balmy 81 in miami. >> sounds nice. >> coming up the new laws that hit the books when the strucloc struck midnight. >>> how did your 401(k) do for the year the report card is straight ahead. >>> plus, is it the end of a pop era? we'll tell you that you might have heard the last of "gangnam style." ♪ >>> welcome back. it was a good finish for the year on wall street. the dow had its best new year's ever session gaining 166 points and ending the year up 7.3%. the nasdaq picked up 59 points. it soared 16% this past year. investors were encouraged by signs of a deal on the fiscal cliff talks and we will know later today if that happened for sure. >>> gasoline prices, also soared this past year to their highest ever. aaa says the average price is $3.29 a gallon. that is less than the two cents higher than it was a year ago. but gas was 65 cents a gallon more last april, almost $4, the low came 12 days ago. >>> and the new year brings a standoff over health care coverage. the craft store chain hobby lobby could face fines as much as $1.3 million a day starting today in a b
: if the bill becomes law the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year and families making less than $450,000 a year and keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts due to kick in today for another two months but because the bill doesn't address spending, guessed it passed in the house could be tougher. >> the fact that we're not where we need to on this is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama said he want taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress that was a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not publicly endorsed the deal. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> now, the house is set to reconvene today at 9 a.m. pacific time. a house vote is expected today or tomorrow. >>> what a night. no fog this year, perfectly clear last night for fi
can say we've done some good for the country. >> reporter: if the bill eventually becomes law the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle-class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won challenges on spending cuts is disgusting. the fact we're not where we are on taxes is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama said he wanted a grand bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. an
. sanitation workers picked up an estimated 50 tons of trash. >>> and there are all kinds of new laws across the country. in maryland, same-sex marriage there is legal as of today. and couples rang in 2013 with wedding bells. voters approved that gay marriage measure back in november. that was one of hundreds of new laws that went into effect as the new year began, from new restrictions on the use of social media to an increase in the minimum wage. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, has more. >> reporter: beginning today in california and illinois, it's against the law for an employer to ask anyone applying for a job to reveal user names or passwords for social media sites like facebook. johnny says it happened to him at a job interview. >> it's rude and not respectful. someone has privacy. you expect them to respect that. >> reporter: though job placement experts advise leaving embarrassing photos off social media sites, an employer doesn't have the right to rummage through an applicant's past. >> it's like saying, i want the keys to your house to look around. >> reporter: as of to
and increase the nation's debt. didn't work out exactly as planned. the bottom line, this law will provide 620 billion dollars in new tax hikes. and 15 billion in budget cuts. and for those of you keeping track at home. for every $1 in cut, according to the so-called debt deal adds nearly 4 trillion dollars to federal deficits over the next decade largely because of the extension of lower tax rates for almost all americans. 330 billion dollars of it is also an increase in spending, an increase in spending, more, more spending. plus, congress packed in some special gifts for the railroads, the car racing business, and some friends in hollywood who have some deep pockets. chris is our host of power play on foxnews.com live. happy new year! >> happy new year to you, merry cliff-mass. >> megyn: we went off the cliff and we're kind of off it, but moved the cliff and the cliff is in a weird place. postponed part of it. in any event, there's big tax hikes for the rich and hikes for everyone, 77% of americans. and there's more spending, there's 4 trillion more going into the deficit. i mean, i don't k
its attention to renewing a controversial surveillance law. they spent hours on this yesterday. some people say it violates the rights of americans. we'll look at the pros and the cons. stay with us. harris: new information about the u.s. soldier accused of killing 16 afghan villagers in a predawn rampage. the u.s. army is now saying it will seek the death penalty against staff sergeant robert bales. he faces premeditated murder and other charges in the attack on the villages that left 16 people dead among them women and children in southern afghanistan. that happened back in march. the attack drew such angry protests in the country the u.s. temporarily halted combat operations there. bales says attorney says his client should not serve the death penalty because he was serving the fourth deployment in a war zone. he is serving in fort lewis mccord in washington state. let's talk with a former prosecutor. >> thanks for having me. harris: let's start with what the defense team is saying. multiple deployments are a defense. why? >> they're saying because of multiple deployments there wa
in the country. >>> if you are a homeowner here in california you will get foreclosure protection from a new law. providing homeowners with a single point of contact if they want loans modified. lenders will be banned from foreclosing while evaluating a request. homeowners can sue lenders who violate the new law. >> january 1st, plastic bags will no longer be available at stores in alameda county. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper, plastic or produce -- plastic bags for produce will still be free. >>> 49ers' players and fans will have a happy new year thanks to sunday's win. the 9ers knocked off the cardinals 27-13. the victory made the 9ers winners of the nfc west, two years in a row. the playoff game will be held in san francisco january 12th, 5 in the evening.gzk yesterday's highlights including gore scoring 50 first rushing up down, day -- 51st rushing touchdown, a we get that important buy. >> good stuff. good stuff for the weather too. >> let's check in with mike. >>> it is going to be dry extended period of dry weather, good morning. a few high clouds the last three hours, o
due to richmond0s rein creased police force, going from 400 -- 40 howevers and now 140. >> one new law aims to crack down on underaged drinking aboard so-called party buses. am teenager died on a party bus. the law requires a chaperone to ride on party buses carrying downtown age passenger. >> california homeowner wilz get greater protection from foreclosure under another new law. it requires a large lender to provide home owners with a single point of contact if they want to have their mortgages modified, and there is a bon on foreclosure while negotiations are held. >> hillary clinton has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot. the blood clot was revealed during a routine followup exam. a spokesman says secretary clinton will stay in a new york city hospital so doctors can monitor the medication she is taking. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >>
-- they got a marnl license earlier this month. >> we used to refer to everyone as my brother not in law or my brother out law. >> now the inlaws and the entire family surround these two who met in college in pennsylvania before moving to baltimore putting on their wedding sgouns saying do will give them the same rights as heterosexual couples. >> i had to do a surgery a few years ago and i had to make sure she was the person they got in touch with. >> the political struggle was something friends and family never understood. >> my hundred is -- husband and i met in the same year as they did and we got married in 2003. >> it has never made sense that two people who love each other don't have the same rights gr now there's just one with hour to go before maryland joins nine other states along with washington dc to recognize gay couples who want to marry. >> i see it as a celebration of the life we've created together over all of these years. >> they're getting married in a private ceremony with the reception starting before their vows and several couples are showing up at city hall.
marry. many couples took advantage of the new law and tied the knot. >> now, please take each other's hands. >> reporter: away from all the noise of the same-sex marriage debate, several couples were married in the quiet environment of tillman island. >> by the people of maryland, i now pronounce you married. >> reporter: and with that, clayton and wayne were one of the many same sex couples married in our state today. >> i was so quick. why was that such a big deal? >> reporter: after dealing with 20 years of don't ask, don't tell in the navy, they were married today also. >> we wanted to get married in our own state in our own home. >> reporter: they had been together for 15 years. their wedding was emotional for both of them. >> it's overwhelming. again, it's a civil rights issue and people recognize that and they voted to give legitimacy to people who are in love with each other. >> reporter: many couples wanted to get married today for one main reason. >> because we could -- right after midnight. >> reporter: this wasn't the only ceremony. by the end of the day seven couples wi
. don't even think about walking wheel drunk. >> drinking in public is against the law in san francisco. possessing an open container of alcoholic beverage is against the law in san francisco. >> reporter: the celebrations already started at some restaurants and bars. >> new year's, we're expecting that. >> tonight we're just going to my cousin's house and having some drinks. >> reporter: police say it's when you leave parties where some may get in trouble. officers doesn't expect a rowdy street celebration like the night the giants won the world series but extra cops will be on patrol. and there is zero tolerance for public drunkenness. >> don't drink to the point where you're stumbling that you can't walk straight, that you can't be conscious of your own safety. we definitely don't want to see somebody drunk to the point where they're falling down, falling downstairs, wandering into traffic. those are the types of behavior that we're talking about which usually gets a trip to the drunk tank. >> reporter: are you celebrating with a little drinking? >> a little bubbly yes. >> reporter:
: but a study found that minimum wage law like san francisco's hurt young less skilled people who are looking for jobs. bill herman is an economic professor at golden gate university. he says most economist agree. >> minimum wage increases it's like everything else. when prisons go up, people buy less of it. when the wage goes up, people hire fewer people of that particular category. >>reporter: but supporters say a decent wage is a san francisco value. if so it's a trend moving south. san jose voters just approved a hike from 8 positive 10 dollars an hour. that's expected to take place in march. in san francisco, of abc 7 news. >>> also tomorrow no more digging through your glove box looking for the proof of i hope insurance if stopped by the police. new law allow drivers to show proof of insurance on the smart phone. starting tomorrow the police can handle that in most case. also plastic bag no longer available at most grocery stores and business that is sell packaged food in alameda county. stores will charge at least 10 cents for each paper or reusable bag but plastic bag for
the stores. state legislators are looking to their 2013 sessions to maybe change gun laws. in south carolina, a bill has been proposed to exempt the state from federal regulations of guns and ammunition made there. eight other states have similar laws and 40 other states have filed similar legislation. >>> all right, time now for a much needed break this morning. as always, let us know why you're awake. e-mail us at waytoo early at msnbc.com. >>> still ahead -- the jets find greg mcelroy, the backup to the backup is going to be the backup once again. think it's tebow time on the jets? right. >> you're not going to believe this one, i'm going to start mark sanchez. >> no love for tebow. we're going to show you what tebow had to say about it and get a check of your friday weather when "way too early" comes right back. >>> in buffalo, new york, a white christmas for the record books has now become a state of emergency. dig out from 17 feet of snow in just 5 days. >>> last couple of days were pretty awful around here weatherwise. a beautiful friday morning heading into the weekend. but there sti
to become law both houses have to pass. it the house is not voting today. they've gone home. we don't know when the senate will vote. what does this all mean? >> what it means is that mitch mcconnell and joe biden rather than the majority leader harry reid, the minority leader mitch mcconnell, the republican, and the vice president representing the white house have worked out a deal. now i think it will pass the senate. it only needs 51 votes. that means there will be no filibuster and there will probably be no amendments which they have to vote on each amendment. the problem then becomes the house. no bill becomes law unless both houses pass it and so the house will have to pass it. you very well might have a situation where john boehner, the speaker, the leader of the republicans, will be embarrassed tomorrow because a lot of republicans will vote against it, but as long as they get a majority of the house, which is 218, and 30 or 35 republicans vote with the democrats, the bill will pass and become law and the president will immediately sign it. >> so the details of the deal are still l
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